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Old 10-11-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Could this be remains of vermiculite in my attic?


My 1972 homes attic has what looks like vermiculite remains in it. It's scattered through the area above my garage where there's really 0 insulation. The rest of the attic has the pink instillation, but have no idea if there is any vermiculite under it. I don't want to mess with it knowing it might contain asbestos.
I have no clue if former owners removed most of the vermiculite or this is just something else. I did have the roof replaced so I'm thinking some of it is old roof remains, but I honestly dont know. I have no money to have it tested, but was planning on replacing my air handler and adding insulation to the attic come tax time. Knowing this might be vermiculite has me wondering if I'll even be able to do that now. I only learned about vermiculite the other night while watching one of Mike Holmes shows.

Any thoughts on if this could be vermiculite?








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Old 10-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Leave it up to Holmes to alarm the public with his Chicken Little approach to everything.

If that was vermiculite, and that's all there is present, where did the rest of it go? If vermiculite was ever there to begin with! Doesn't look like any vermiculite/Zonolite I have ever seen.

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Asbestos isn't a problem if its undisturbed. If you are planning to add insulation, lay a plastic vapor barrier over the debrie and the place the insulation on top of this!
Asbestos isn't gaseous, so it can' infiltrate the drywall underneath and the vapor barrier over the top will encapsulate it.
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doesn't look like vermiculite to me.....but I am not charging you for that opinion. If you are worried about it, then you should have it tested.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm guessing its probably nothing more then just roof dust from when the roof was replaced.
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You beat me to it!!! Crumbs from a roof replacement----

Doesn't look like vermiculite at all---And I've seen a lot of it!
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Thanks for the replies. I'm guessing its probably nothing more then just roof dust from when the roof was replaced.
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You beat me to it!!! Crumbs from a roof replacement----

Doesn't look like vermiculite at all---And I've seen a lot of it!
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To be safe, try not to disturb it too much and just blow/insulate right over top if you want.

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